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June 7, 2018
President Trump announced on June 6, 2018 his intention to nominate six people to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).
June 6, 2018
​ After severe weather forced the postponement of the 2018 Excellence Awards in March, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. finally honored the recipients of the 2018 PLAN Excellence Award during the rescheduled Award Banquet on June 6, 2018. Also honored were the recipients of this year's
June 4, 2018
The Board of Directors of Northwestern Legal Services is proud to announce the selection of Jacqueline Lager as the program's new Executive Director. Jacqueline has been a staff attorney with Northwestern Legal Services since 2013 and has demonstrated her determination to furthering their mission of
June 4, 2018
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the May 2018 editions of Health Law PA News, a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania.
June 1, 2018
The defendants in two student loan debt relief cases have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that they charged consumers illegal upfront fees and falsely promised to help reduce or forgive student loan debt burdens. The settlements with Strategic Student Solutions and Bloom Law Group
May 25, 2018
American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass filed written testimony Wednesday, May 23, with the Senate supporting increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation to help close America’s “justice gap.” The testimony expressed the ever-growing need for legal services in areas including the
May 24, 2018
The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer Internship Program is underway at legal aid programs across Pennsylvania. This year’s class includes law students from Penn State, Penn State-Dickinson, Widener Commonwealth, Pitt, Washington University (St. Louis), Temple, and Florida International law
May 23, 2018
“NLADA is thrilled to honor Gordon and Gary’s work with the Kutak-Dodds Prize,” said NLADA’s president & CEO, Jo-Ann Wallace. “Their work has inarguably helped countless individuals and communities, including veterans, and those needing to access healthcare. We are grateful for their diligent

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